We have within our grasp the ability to create a world of which we are all proud, and to change the things we know to be harmful to human existence and happiness. All we need to do is put our people and planet at the core of every decision we make and every action we take. It takes a special type of courage for a leader to own and face this challenge.
To create the kind of world we want to live in, and pass on to future generations, we must take responsibility for the quality of our thinking, intentions, motivations, emotions, decisions and actions. Conscious Leadership is emerging as the most important leadership style for today’s leaders because NOW we are shaping TOMORROW.
A mini self-assessment?
Where are you in your leadership approach now? Where are your organisation’s leaders? Here are some of the qualities of Conscious Leadership for you to consider and assess your own capapbilities.
Do you have moral authority? Is your integrity transparent? Do you wear your values on your t-shirt for all to know who you are and what is important to you? Do you know what factors or values influence all your decisions and actions today? Can others trust you to follow or support your direction with faith and passionate commitment? Do you inspire passionate commitment just by being clear about who you are and what you stand for?
Do you have exquisite self awareness, not just of your behavioural impact but of your deeper motivations, intentions and emotions? And do you have the choice to be free from habitual limitations and to face your absolute truth? How quickly do you pick up, make sense of and adapt to changes in others or the world around you?
How much access do you have to the most important resources of alertness, sensitivity, agility, connection, confidence, creativity, courage, decisiveness, analysis, inspiration and honesty?
How well honed are your systemic skills? Do you have the imagination to be able to step into the shoes of children 7 generations into the future and be proud of your decisions and actions today? Can you step into the past and fully utilise the learning from old successes and joys as well as old wounds, mistakes and disasters? Can you make decisions and take action today based on multiple perspectives, contexts and timeframes?
How well honed are your strategic skills? Do you have the creative imagination to envisage multiple futures and map out multiple routes as you evaluate best possible direction in the moment? How easily can you access your intuitive wisdom to make the best choices? How effectively do you communicate with, and engage those who are key to your success?
These are just some of the emerging strengths of todays Conscious Leaders.
If you are ready to take your conscious leadership to the next level talk to us about our Conscious Leadership Programme or contact us for executive coaching, facilitation, speaking or workshops at firstname.lastname@example.org